Species: Large-leaved linden (Tilia platyphyllos)
Age: around500 years
Region: Gornja Stubica, Krapina-Zagorje County, Croatia
A witness of a Battle for justice
This ancient linden is a living witness of the Great Peasant Revolt that took place in 1573. According to the legend Matija Gubec gathered his followers beneath its canopy and led them into a fight for their class rights. Due to its age and historical significance the linden was declared a protected natural monument. The fact that the Croatian Forest Research Institute Jastrebarsko has grown the seedlings of Gubec linden using vegetative propagation method proves how valuable it is to our people.
Tree of the year 2019
Nominated by: Public institution for management of protected natural areas in Krapina-Zagorje county
National contest organizer: Public Institution for the Management of Protected Natural Areas in Dubrovnik-Neretva County